Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 31th March 2019
ROSBERCON PARISH NEWSLETTER 31st March 2019
Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P. 051 421515 087-2335432
Parish Office: Phone 051-425093 Opening Hours 9.30am—12.30am
Fourth Sunday of Lent
‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you’ – so said the prodigal son whose story we hear in today’s Gospel. At the start of this Eucharist we are invited to call to mind our sins, and place our lives in the presence of our loving Father.
Theme of the Weekend Readings: This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day while the Gospel celebrates fathers and sons.
First Reading: The Jewish people celebrate the Passover after years of wandering
Second Reading: Saint Paul reminds us that we are a new Creation.
Gospel: The story of the Prodigal Son and his loving father.
Rosbercon: Wednesday & Friday 9.30am.
Mary Dowling nee Hennessy, Glenmore and late of Glensensaw
Matt and Nan Flynn, School House Road
Phil Walsh, Glenballyvalley
Margaret Martin, Chambersland, New Ross
Michael (Sam) McDonald, Raheen Villas, Rosbercon
Martin Nolan, Shanbogh
Paddy Murphy, Brownsford
Annie Ryan, Ballyconnaught
James Hoban, Ballykenna
Nora Dwyer, Listerlin
John Barron, Brownsford
This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day. We wish all mothers a joyful and wonderful day.
We welcome into our Parish Community Robert Joseph Hall, son of Emmet and Lisa nee Saunders, Bellevue Heights, New Ross, who was baptised in Rosbercon Church on Saturday 23rd March 2019.
Holy Communion will be brought to the sick and housebound of the parish on Friday 5th April 2019.
Lenten Reconciliation Services: Fr Dan will hear Confessions for Lent after the weekend Masses beginning this Saturday/Sunday 30th/31st March 2019.
Lenten Station and Easter Offering Envelopes together with Trocaire Boxes have been distributed to the homes of the Parishes. The Trocaire Boxes should be returned to the Church on Holy Thursday with your contribution.
‘Love no flood can quench, no torrents drown…’ Song of Songs 8:7
2.5 million People may have been affected by the devastating cyclone and floods that have hit Southern Africa. Trócaire is responding on the ground with life-saving support and the Lenten campaign will help not only the people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe but thousands of others facing hardship across the developing world. www.trocaire.org
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel every Wednesday morning from 10am to 12pm. All are welcome to attend. For the Season of Lent Parishioners are encouraged to attend daily Mass as often as possible.
Rosbercon Parish: First Eucharist Programme 2019
The Mass in Listerlin on Sunday 7th April will involve the children preparing for their First Holy Communion in May 2019.
Evening Retreat for Ministers of the Word: An evening of prayer and reflection led by Fr Jim Murphy and the Ossory Diocesan Retreat Team, will take place on Monday 1st April at 7.30pm in St Kieran’s College. This evening of Reflection will help readers to proclaim the Word of God at Mass. If any Rosbercon reader is free to go please contact Fr Dan.
The Diocese of Ossory is developing a Diocesan Adoration Lay Committee in order to increase the practise of Eucharistic Adoration in parishes throughout the Diocese. You are welcome to attend an Information Evening in the Chapter Room, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, on Saturday 6th April at 11.30am (finishing 12.45pm) Light refreshments served. If you are able to attend please contact Fr Dan who will be attending. He would like some company!
Parishioners wishing to book an Anniversary Mass should contact the Parish Office, Monday – Friday 9.30am -12.30 pm at 051-425093 or call to the Sacristy after the weekend Masses.
Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,
6th/7th April 2019
Rosbercon: Saturday 6th April at 6.30pm:
Kitty, Jack, Jim and Tommy Cashin
For a Mother
Your voice learned to soothe
Your new child
Your voice was the first sound
I heard before even I could see
Your young eyes gazed on me
Your eyes were the first mirror
Where I glimpsed
My image in your face
Your nearness filled the air,
You eased and calmed
The longing that stirred in my infant heart
You nurtured and fostered me
With a love and care
That could come from nowhere else
I was formed from the depths beneath your heart,
You know me inside out
No deeds or no seas, nothing
Could ever erase your love for me.
Wisdom: “Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever”.
Humour: What happens to boys who fail to get to university? –In later life they tend to offer employment to those who did!
Collection of Parish Funds 23rd/24th March, 2019:
Offertory Collection: €414.50 (excluding Listerlin)
Weekly Envelopes: €1,705.50
Parish Building Fund on 26th March 2019: €559,054.40
Parish Debt on 26th March 2019: €44,781.40
Dates for your Diary:
Cemetery Masses in Rosbercon Parish, 2019:
Thursday 27th June: Ballyneale Cemetery
Friday, 28th June: Rosbercon New Cemetery.
Monday, 1st July: Shanbogh Cemetery
Tuesday, 2nd July: Listerlin Old Cemetery
Friday, 5th July: Mullinarrigle Cemetery
Tuesday, 9th July: Rosbercon Old Cemetery.
All Masses at 8.00pm
Saturday 6th & Saturday 13th April 3pm “The Kid Who Would Be King” (PG)
Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 3rd April at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €475
New Ross Community Hospital would like to thank all parishioners of Listerlin who donated to their Annual Church Gate Collection. The collection amounted to €165.92. The kindness and generosity of everyone involved is greatly appreciated.
1st Prize €250 – – – – – – Liz and Derek Furness, Raheen
2nd Prize €100 – – – – – –Pat Meaney, Ballyreddy
3rd Prize €100 – – – – – – -Liam Shiely, Castle Annaghs
4th – 7th Prize €50 – – – Daran Arkins, Listerlin,
Jimmy Mullally, Cappagh
Shem Lyng, Shanbogh
John Walsh, Brownstown
New Ross Lions Club are hosting a multicultural mingle and munch get together in New Ross Rugby Club on Sunday 14th April , 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Its an informal gathering, with the hope that people will mingle, chat and maybe make new friends. We are asking people to bring finger food, but that’s not essential. All are welcome.
The New Ross Active Retirement general meeting will be held on Friday the 5th April at 10.30am in the Youth Centre Nunnery Lane
Line Dancing classes every Tuesday and Thursday night in the Parish Hall Rosbercon. Dancing is a great way to get fit and stay fit while enjoying yourself, it’s also a great social event. Come along and see for yourself.
Beginners men and women are always welcome.
Beginners 7pm. All other dancers 8pm.
Teenager classes starting soon, for further information contact Sarah on 087- 9792483. Hope to see you all there.
Shirley Phelan has moved all her New Ross classes to Studio 47 The Waterford Road Business Park. Shirley has now also included step aerobics, body conditioning using body weight and free weights, HIIT workouts and of course her popular Pilates classes are filling up fast, these Pilates classes are suitable for all abilities and includes a seated class for anyone with limited mobility or osteoporosis. Classes are run mornings and evenings from Monday to Thursday, making sure there’s time for everyone to fit in a class around school runs, work etc. All times are listed on her Facebook page which is called Pilates with Shirley Phelan. Contact Shirley on 085-1339049